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Tag: Fall style

Origami and Gemstones

Lately, I’ve been inspired to play with the pieces that are in my closet and use them in unexpected ways. This top was a end of summer purchase that is perfect year round.

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The blouse reminds me of origami that  you can fold  and transform it into something beautiful. It’s a versatile piece that can be thrown over a shift dress, a pair of pants or skirt. I like that it’s great for layering for cooler weather but perfect for spring and the summer.

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I like the way it looks backwards with the high neckline and the cinch at the waist to create a structured kimono look over a gemstone colored skirt.

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Thank you so much for reading. Please let me know what you think.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
TOP rumi murakami
SKIRT h & m
SHOES christian louboutin “simple”
RINGS  me plain stacking rings
BRACELET me

Metallic and Print

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Hello All,

In the next few posts, I wanted to highlight a few of Hawaii’s Fashion Professionals in celebration of Honolulu Fashion Month.  Every November, Hawaii’s top designers, stylists and fashionistas gather to celebrate the talented people who make Hawaii Fashion what it is today. Please tune into my blog and read up on the amazing people who put Hawaii Fashion on the map.

Metallics are in this Fall. This shirt is from Ari South a locale designer who inspires a lot of Hawaii youth to reach for their dreams.  She’s one of Hawaii’s contestants who became a finalist on Project Runway. To highlight the shirt, I choose a subtle rose gold skirt and kept the shoes neutral.

 

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Thank you so much for reading. Please let me know what you think with a like or a comment.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
SHIRT ari south
SKIRT forever 21
SHOES christian louboutin
RINGS m33ms single acrobat ring,  me plain stacking rings

Fall Hues

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I love the colors of Fall, the chill in the air, the taste of pumpkin flavored everything. I miss the Northeast. I really wanted to go this year to pick apples, watch the leaves turn into beautiful oranges, yellows, and reds but that will be reserve for another time. It’s still very warm here, I miss when Hawaii weather got so chilly that when you went out into the morning you could see the condensation of your breath in the air when you spoke.

To celebrate Fall colors, I decided to wear what the Pantone Color Institute designated as the Fall 2016 colors. I love this color palette.

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Thanks once again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

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CAMISOLE  j crew
SKIRT h & m old
SHOES vintage marc jacobs
RINGS m33ms single acrobat ring,  me plain stacking rings
BRACELET me

Lighthouses, Fashion, and Pinstripes

pinstripes5pinstripesI saw this lighthouse on one of the photos a friend of mine shot and instantly fell in love. There is something so serene and peaceful about lighthouses.  On our last trip to New Hampshire, one of the things that I wanted to cross off my Bucket List was to see a lighthouse in Maine. The really cool thing about lighthouses is that in daylight, at night  and in hazy fog, it beckons people home and leads their way.

Fashion has been a beacon for me throughout the years. It is the one constant that inspires me to keep dreaming but at the same time it keeps me grounded on the idea that change is inevitable and that to succeed in the business of Fashion you have to be willing to stand your ground when it comes to style and go with the flow when it comes to trends.

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pinstripes3Pinstripes have been a staple for fashion since 1890s with it’s start in boating clothing. It then made its way into Baseball uniforms in 1907 and then into suiting material in the 1920’s with the iconic Zoot suits. Pinstripes are a style that has been tested by time and trends. This fall, the runways celebrate this iconic print in wide legged suiting silhouettes. I translated this style with a shirt dress that I recently picked up.

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Thank you so much for reading. Please let me know what you think with a like or a comment.

XOXO,

Elle

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DRESS ava sky dolce
SHOES tory burch reva
RINGS m33ms single acrobat ring,  me plain stacking rings
BRACELET me

Kissing the Shoreline: Flannel and Flowers

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shoreline3shoreline2Hey Everyone,

There is something about the ocean and the shoreline that takes me back to great memories of my childhood spending time with my great great grand aunts on their beach front Spanish style home in Northern Luzon in the Philippines. Wherever I go, I always seem to find myself near the shoreline, looking at the ocean and the peaceful waves that whisper the stories of a place.

On this day, we found ourselves visiting the shorelines of New England.  We spent time in Gloucester and visited the Fisherman’s monument. It is a memorial for the many lives lost at sea in this area.  We also headed up north to Maine to view the beautiful lighthouses. Just like the ocean beckoning me to visit the shoreline, light houses allow people to find their way home. I definitely feel right at home in New England.

It was a little chilly out this morning so I decided to layer lightly. There is something cozy about flannel. I love shirts that are soft and very comfortable and flannel definite fits the bill. I love to juxtapose the rugged and rough look of flannel with a bit of fall floral accents.

I hope you are enjoying the fall as much as I am. Thank you again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

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.:Outfit:.

T SHIRT forever21
SHIRT j. crew
SCARF forever 21
SHOES adidas by stella mccarthy
ACCESSORIES  open heart ring by tiffany’s, random rings from cottage by the sea
and cinnamon girl

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

Apples and Pumpkins: Layers of Flavor

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Hey Everyone,

I checked my phone and it was 45 degrees in the morning. I am definitely not use to weather that chilly. I decided to layer it up for the activities of the day. I kept my base cozy with a button down flannel and then topped it with an open knit pull over cashmere  sweater. I am wishing I could bring this weather back to Hawaii. It’s been so humid and warm back home that I am wishing for cooler weather soon.

We decided to go outlet shopping and then go apple and pumpkin picking in the afternoon. Both activities required attention to detail and I couldn’t wait for both. For the day, I decided to bring with me two pairs of shoes, my pair of comfortable Tory Burch “Reva” flats for shopping and a pair of sneakers, my Adidas cross trainers by Stella McCarthy to help me walk around the farm comfortably.

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Thank you again for reading. Take care.

XOXO,
Elle

.:Outfit:.

SWEATER club monaco
SHIRT j. crew
SHOES tory burch “reva” & adidas by stella mccarthy
ACCESSORIES  homecoming honolulu, gorjana, 7 for all mankind
BAG michael kors “hamilton”

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

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